Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Potential Scene for a Sitcom


A phone is sitting on a counter, its screen lights up and the ringtone, the ubiquitous pop song of the moment most likely Lollipop, fills the room. DAD enters the room and picks it up.

DAD: Skip, you got a text.

SKIP : (offscreen) What does it say?


SKIP enters the room, he looks like a Jonas Brother, the cute one.

SKIP: Hmm.

He goes to the fridge and gets an apple (presuming this show wants to sponsor good health). Alternately, SKIP can get a treat from one of the sponsors. Prominent placement will be charged a higher fee. A close up can cost as much as a 30 second spot, though will garner twice as many impressions.

DAD: What does that mean?

SKIP: I don’t know.

DAD: Well neither do I. You should tell your friends to make sense when they text you. Or, I don’t know, call me crazy, you could call each other.

SKIP: No Dad, I Don’t Know.

DAD: I know you don’t, neither do I.

JESSIE enters the room, she is the sassy little sister archtype.

DAD: Jessie, do you know what IDK means?

JESSIE: I don’t know.

DAD: Neither do we!

Laugh Track

Note: This is inspired by a real life event, though it was much less contrived. And it did not involve fathers and teenage sons.


Blogger Volker The Fiddler said...

I can well Imagine this happening. A modern-day comedy of errors! Classic.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Thirdmango said...

I could almost imagine it all, my one problem is I couldn't imagine the boy, since all of the Jonas brothers are the cute one. *tee hee hee*

2:33 AM  
Blogger John D. Moore said...

Abbott & Costello would have had a field day with Internet acronyms.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Volker The Fiddler said...

I don't know terribly much about Abbott & Costello.

9:54 AM  

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